Leonard Cohen

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen penned emotionally moving, highly poetic ruminations on love, faith, the present and the future over the course of a highly respected career that drew comparisons with such iconic ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1934 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Music (67)

Rosewater 2014 (Movie)

("Everybody Knows") (Song)

Rosewater 2014 (Movie)

("Everybody Knows") (Song Performer)

Tammy 2014 (Movie)

("Suzanne") (Song)

Wild 2014 (Movie)

("Suzanne") (Song)

Wild 2014 (Movie)

("Suzanne") (Song Performer)

Take this Waltz 2011 (Movie)

("Take This Waltz") (Song Performer)

Take this Waltz 2011 (Movie)

("Take This Waltz") (Song)

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

("Dance Me to the End of Love") (Song)

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

("Dance Me to the End of Love") (Song Performer)

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

"Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" (Song)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

("So Long Marianne") (Song)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

("So Long Marianne") (Song Performer)

Watchmen 2009 (Movie)

("Hallelujah") (Song)

Watchmen 2009 (Movie)

("Hallelujah") (Song Performer)

Elegy 2008 (Movie)

("Dance Me To The End of Love") (Song)

Duck 2007 (Movie)

Songs (Song)

Feast of Love 2007 (Movie)

("Hallelujah") (Song)

Lucky You 2007 (Movie)

("Dance Me To the End of Love") (Song)

Deliver Us From Evil 2006 (Movie)

("Hallelujah") (Song)

Failure to Launch 2006 (Movie)

("Dance Me to the End of Love") (Song)

Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man 2006 (Movie)

(Composer)

Don't Move 2005 (Movie)

("If It Be Your Will") (Song)

Lord of War 2005 (Movie)

("Hallelujah") (Song)

A Home at the End of the World 2004 (Movie)

("Suzanne") (Song Performer)

A Home at the End of the World 2004 (Movie)

("Suzanne") (Song)

The Life of David Gale 2003 (Movie)

("The Future") (Song Performer)

The Life of David Gale 2003 (Movie)

("The Future") (Song)

Secretary 2002 (Movie)

("I'm Your Man") (Song Performer)

Secretary 2002 (Movie)

("I'm Your Man") (Song)

Hombres Felices 2001 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Hombres Felices 2001 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Shrek 2001 (Movie)

("Hallelujah") (Song)

Kiss the Sky 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

("Waiting for the Miracle") (Song Performer)

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Love ETC. 1999 (Movie)

("Take This Waltz") (Song Performer)

Love ETC. 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Spanish Fly 1999 (Movie)

("Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye") (Song Performer)

Spanish Fly 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Karaoke Verite 1998 (Movie)

("The Future") (Song Performer)

Karaoke Verite 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Chronicle of a Disappearance 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Breaking the Waves 1996 (Movie)

("Suzanne") (Song Performer)

Exotica 1995 (Movie)

("Everybody Knows") (Song Performer)

Exotica 1995 (Movie)

(Song)

When Night Is Falling 1995 (Movie)

("Hallelujah") (Song Performer)

When Night Is Falling 1995 (Movie)

(Song)

Caro Diario (Dear Diary) 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

Caro Diario (Dear Diary) 1994 (Movie)

("I'm Your Man") (Song Performer)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Sexual Healing 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Song

Bird on A Wire 1990 (Movie)

("Bird on a Wire") (Song)

Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

("Ain't No Cure For Love") (Song Performer)

Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Pump Up the Volume 1990 (Movie)

("Everybody Knows") (Song)

Beware of a Holy Whore 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The Last Movie 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

La Nuit Magique 1984 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Other Tongues 1983 (Movie)

("There Is War") (Song)

Ticket to Heaven 1981 (Movie)

("Bird on the Wire") (Song)

Fata Morgana 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Fox and His Friends 1976 (Movie)

("Bird on the Wire") (Song Performer)

Fox and His Friends 1976 (Movie)

(Song)

The Second Coming of Suzanne 1973 (Movie)

(Song)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 (Movie)

songs (Song)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (5)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Duets: The Spirit of Collaboration 1987 (Movie)

Musician (Actor)

Dynamite Chicken 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (2)

Favorite Game 2014 (Movie)

("Favorite Game") (Source Material (from novel))

La Nuit Magique 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen penned emotionally moving, highly poetic ruminations on love, faith, the present and the future over the course of a highly respected career that drew comparisons with such iconic musicians as Bob Dylan. An acclaimed poet in his native Canada, Cohen began writing songs in the late 1960s, garnering initial attention for his song "Suzanne," which, like so much of his material, was covered by numerous artists. Though possessed of a gravely, near-monotone singing voice, Cohen's dramatic, jazz-infused delivery imbued songs like "Bird on a Wire," "Famous Blue Raincoat" and "Sisters of Mercy" with considerable passion and gravitas, which elevated him to cult status in the United States and full-fledged stardom around the world. A tribute album by longtime collaborator Jennifer Warnes in 1987 led to a career revival that positioned him as the musical forebear of the independent music scene, as well as a peer of such established songwriters as Paul Simon, Lou Reed and Joni Mitchell. Like those artists, Cohen also continued to remain prolific and relevant well into the 21st century, touring and recording with the energy and commitment to his craft of much younger performers. An inspirational figure to writers, poets and lovers for over a half-century, Leonard Cohen underscored rock-n-roll's status as a true art form by bringing literary brilliance to the medium.

Relationships

Rebecca De Mornay Actor

Companion
Romantically linked in the 1990s; co-produced Cohen's album The Future (1992)

EDUCATION

McGill University

Montreal , Quebec 1955

Milestones

2012

Reached No. 3 on Billboard 200 chart with twelfth studio album Old Ideas

2010

Album of live performances Songs from the Road released

2010

Received a lifetime achievement Grammy Award

2008

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

2001

Made musical comeback with 10th studio album Ten New Songs

1994

Three tracks from 1992 album The Future "Waiting for the Miracle," "The Future," and "Anthem" featured in Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers"

1994

Retreated to the Mt. Baldy Zen Center near Los Angeles, CA for five-year seclusion

1994

Jeff Buckley's cover of "Hallelujah" included in late singer's only complete album Grace

1991

First cover of "Hallelujah," recorded by Welsh singer John Cale, featured in tribute album I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

1986

Guest starred on NBC's "Miami Vice"

1985

Co-wrote screenplay and soundtrack to musical fantasy film Night Magic with Lewis Furey

1984

Released Various Positions, which included signature track "Hallelujah"

1973

First live album, Live Songs: Leonard Cohen

1970

Released Songs of Love and Hate; featured the singles "Avalanche" and "Famous Blue Raincoat"

1968

Sophomore album Songs from a Room featured single "Bird on a Wire"

1967

Released debut album Songs Of Leonard Cohen

1967

Made musical performing debut at Newport Folk Festival

1967

Made acting debut in drama feature "The Ernie Game"

1966

Penned "Suzanne" and "Dress Rehearsal Rag" for folk singer Judy Collins' album In My Life

1963

Wrote first novel The Favourite Game

1956

Published first book of poetry Let Us Compare Mythologies

1955

Moved to NYC after graduating from McGill University (date approx.)

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